The Court received grant funding to offer a Free Legal Clinic to individuals who are representing themselves.  The clinic will be held on the first Thursday of the month.  The time is from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. and the future dates are listed below.  


The Free Legal Clinic offered by the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas provides general legal information and assistance on a free basis. The information provided during the clinic is not a substitute for professional legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is established by attending or participating in the clinic.  The following conditions are in effect:

  • Limited Scope of Assistance: The legal assistance provided at the Free Legal Clinic is limited to general legal information and guidance. Attorneys participating in the clinic are not undertaking representation of any individual or case.
  • No Attorney-Client Relationship: Participation in the Free Legal Clinic does not create an attorney-client relationship between the individual seeking assistance and the volunteer attorneys. The information provided is not confidential, and individuals should not disclose sensitive or confidential information during the clinic.
  • Not Comprehensive Legal Representation: The Free Legal Clinic is not a substitute for comprehensive legal representation. Individuals seeking full legal representation should consult with an attorney separately and discuss the terms of such representation.
  • No Guarantee of Outcome: Participation in the Free Legal Clinic does not guarantee any particular legal outcome. The assistance provided is based on general legal knowledge, and the specific facts and circumstances of each case may impact the outcome.
  • Limitation of Liability: In no event will the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas or attorneys participating in the Free Legal Clinic be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or similar damages) arising from advice from the Free Legal Clinic.
  • Changes to Disclaimer: The Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas reserves the right to modify or update this disclaimer at any time without prior notice.


The Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas also offers text reminders for scheduled Court events.  To participate in this service, please contact and provide the phone number that you would like to use to receive reminders.  Alternatively, you can call 419-734-6791 and provide your number.


The 2024 dates of the clinic are as follows:

– 02/01/24
– 03/07/24
– 04/04/24
– 05/02/24
– 06/06/24
– No July Clinic
– 08/01/24
– 09/05/24
– 10/03/24
– 11/07/24
– 12/05/24